Russian reefer fire, Busan

Reefer SLAVYANKA reported fire in aft compartments at around 1430 Seoul time Jun 1, at ship repair yard, Busan. Fire teams extinguished fire in about an hour, some material damages and equipment loss reported, but no injures. The ship arrived at Busan on May 18 for repairs at ship repair yard.
Reefer SLAVYANKA, IMO 8502432, dwt 4886, built 1985, flag Russia, owner METELITSA Co., Vladivostok.



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